Videogame Maker Seeks to Treat ADHD (The Wall Street Journal):
“Doctors don’t usually prescribe videogame play. But one company, which has just raised $30.5 million from venture-capital investors, hopes to change that.
Boston-based Akili Interactive Labs Inc. is developing a videogame it believes could replace pills as a treatment for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.
It plans to use the funds to run a large-scale clinical trial with the aim of winning approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2017…
Akili isn’t the first company to apply gaming to the improvement of cognitive function. However, it hopes to set itself apart from others such as Cogmed, owned by Pearson PLC, and San Francisco-based Lumos Labs Inc. by getting approval from the FDA so doctors could prescribe it.”
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